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Networking at Cannes Lions

The creative community comes together every June to celebrate the world’s best work. This is your moment. Here’s how to make it count.

Where the industry comes to connect

Creatives, innovators, brands and beyond. Over 13,000 people from more than 100 countries join us at the Palais every June, and this is your moment to meet them. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or still in the making, there’s plenty of opportunities to network across the Festival.

See inspirational creativity, discuss how to push the industry forward, and most importantly, learn from each other. Here’s how.

How can networking at the Festival help you?

  • It’s where you’ll find the whole industry in one place. Expect culture clashes, creative energy, and the kinds of connections you can only get in Cannes.

  • It’s where business gets done. In-person networking means you’ll meet global decision-makers, and build partnerships with people ready to push growth.

  • It’s where ideas come to life. Thousands of like-minded creatives and marketers come to the Festival – all eager to chat and offer opportunities for collaborations, mentorship and learning.

What networking opportunities are there at the Festival?

First-timer Palais Tours

New to the Festival? Get to know your home for the week and meet other first-timers with an official Cannes Lions tour. Just search ‘first timer’ in our app and choose a tour – available in eight languages.

New to the Festival or traveling solo?

Kick off your afternoon with our midday meet-up. This is where you'll learn tips and tricks to make the most of your time at the Festival. Don't miss out on this opportunity to connect with other attendees while enjoying complimentary drinks. Limited spaces are available, so make sure you add this session to your calendar on our app to guarantee your space. 12pm - 1pm, The Verrier Bar, Palais I.

The Hub

In the Rotonde, you’ll find The Hub – the Festival’s networking destination to meet and connect with other delegates. Use this space for 1:1 and team meetings, get some quiet work done, grab refreshments at the coffee bar or book in a coaching session via the Festival app.

In partnership with Project Management Institute

See sessions at the HubExternalLink


Join inspiring industry titans and experts in these interactive networking sessions on the Palais Rooftop. Meet and mingle with peers from across the globe to spark connections and ignite ideas. Speakers include Trevor Robinson OBE, Asad Dhunna, Lynne Biggar and PJ Pereira.

In partnership with Collectively

More about Meet-UpsExternalLink

B2B Leadership Forum

Hosted in partnership with LinkedIn, the B2B Leadership Forum brings top marketing executives, strategists, and thinkers together to share insights, showcase learnings, and articulate an agenda for the B2B marketing industry.

Explore the indispensable theme of marketing as a growth lever through c-suite alignment, brand building, and creative excellence. Following a morning of programming, guests will be transported to lunch on the island of Île Sainte-Marguerite. This event requires registration.

Learn more and register your interestExternalLink

Cabana Open House

Kick off your week at our Cabana Open House, a brand new event for Cannes Lions 2024.

Enjoy food, drinks and entertainment whilst meeting the teams from our Cabanas - AppLovin, BCG, Braze, FEPIC, Ibotta, Innovid, Klaviyo, Roundel, T-Mobile, The Current, Toptal, Tubi, Vevo and Whalar. This is your moment to connect, collaborate, and explore opportunities with companies leading the way in advertising and marketing.

Join us on Monday 17 June, 4.30pm to 7pm at the Croisette and Beach Cabanas for an unforgettable start to your Festival.

Brunch on the Terrace

Join fellow Festival goers on the Terrace for brunch on Friday morning – your chance to chat about the week’s events and gear up for our world-class Awards Show in the evening.

See Brunch on the TerraceExternalLink

Happy Hour on the Terrace

There’s no better way to take in a day’s inspiration than sunset refreshments and networking on the Terrace – the most popular spot for delegates to meet, taking place every day of the Festival. From vibrant celebrations to karaoke for good, join us every day on the Terrace from 5.30pm to 7pm for a truly unique celebration of all things creativity.

Explore Happy HourExternalLink

Cannes Lions Closing Party

A celebration like no other. Catch up with the connections you’ve made, and end the week in style at the official Festival closing party on Carlton Beach.

More about the Closing PartyExternalLink

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